Manchester’s JP Cooper is a self-made, self-taught musician who manages to exist effortlessly within two scenes generally considered to be at varying ends of the sonic spectrum. Learning his craft on the Indie Rock scene, but later connecting with the Manchester Sing Out Gospel Choir and releasing three mixtapes, John Paul Cooper’s exquisite vocal seamlessly encompasses the best of both worlds. This is meaningful music from the mind of someone who’s lived life, loss and longing. The singer defines the idea of what it is to be a truly singular artist who both defies convention and resists comparison.
Once signed to Island records, JP released two EPs: Keep The Quiet Out and 2015’s When The Darkness Comes. The EP’s, along with his engaging live performances, have won JP a legion of fans as disparate as his sounds; the likes of Ed Sheeran, Maverick Sabre, Shawn Mendez and Stormzy have all sung his praises.
JP returned in 2016 with his incredible track ‘Five More Days’, featuring Avelino. 2016 also saw JP release the smash hit ‘September Song’ which has over 11 million global streams, support Stevie Wonder on the main stage at British Summer Time, along with performances at Bestival, T in The Park and Festival No.6, and not forgetting his Platinum-selling collaboration with Jonas Blue, ‘Perfect Strangers.’
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